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Remotely control your Android device from any other device/computer, or vice versa.

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Remotely power on Android for finding the device

Can an Android be powered on remotely? My intent is to find my phone if it's turned off.
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Using a PC or laptop to send keystrokes to type on Android

I wanted to ask if there is a way to use my computer's keyboard to type on my phone while it is plugged into the PC to charge. I was wondering if anyone on here has a setup like this. The end result ...
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Trigger the starting of an app remotely

I want to initiate the start of an app on (my own) phone. It is not rooted, because practically no android can be rooted today, but I can install anything to it or change any setting on it. I also ...
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Android 13 Notification Suppression for Children's School

Small non-profit that cares for high-risk children uses stealth recording software on company-owned cell phones that stay on the property to protect the kids. They have legal right, etc. Cannot find a ...
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Cannnot turn on "control device permission" in Anydesk on Android

I use Anydesk software on my devices and recently I've faced a problem with controlling my Android device with my Windows machine. Once I try to connect to the Android phone through Windows, I can see ...
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Shut down Android TV

I have a Philips 58PUS8505/62 4K LED Android TV. Normally, I want to power off the TV by switching off the power outlet the TV is connected. However, the TV or its remote does not provide a menu or ...
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Run Android application from remote computer

I need to run my Android application from a remote computer (in the same network) via SSH (not using ADB). How do I do that?
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Access sensors and camera of Android device from shell [closed]

I have logged in to my Android phone through SSH [installed SSH client in Android and through Putty from Windows]. Now I can access all the directories like root, dev, etc, of the phone. Can someone ...
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How to hide my IMEI number from remote requests

I have an Asus ZenFone 5, with Android 9. I wouls like to hide IMEI number from remote requests to know the number, and hide remote requests to know if a phone Cell is using Developer Mode activated. ...
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Can I forward/reply calls/SMS to PC?

I wonder if it's possible to forward calls or SMS to PC where I can then reply or at least get notified of a call/SMS? For example, calls might be forwarded to Skype, is it possible?
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Enable Remote unlock from the Settings via ADB (no root)

I am trying to enable the Setting "Remote unlock" from Samsung (in Settings -> Biometrics and security -> Find My Mobile -> Remote unlock) by using the adb. I could enable other ...
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Control Radio Controlled boat from Android? [closed]

[Cross posted on robotics.stackexchange] TL;DR: I'm looking for a RF transmitter than I can control from an android app. Does such hardware exist? I can't find it but it seems like something would be ...
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How MDM and Remote Access Control apps obtain OEM platform key?

How MDM and Remote Access Control apps obtain OEM platform key? What's necessary do to obtain a OEM platform key? How these famous MDM and Remote Access Control do? TeamViewer AnyDesk AirDroid (...
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Use Android as a remote control for Inves TV

I have an INVES LED-3214 FHD GR television (manufactured by ElCorteIngles - Spain) and I can't find its remote control. I downloaded several Universal Remote Control (infrared remote control) ...
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How to control Android phones from a macOS computer by projecting a cursor onto the Android device?

I used to use Samsung Smart Switch for this purpose, but the feature has been discontinued. Currently, I am using scrcpy to mirror the Android screen on my Mac and control it, or I connect to the ...
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Use Voice Remote for Google TV with Android TV

I paired the Voice Remote for Google TV with an Android TV succesfully, and all functions work. Except for powering on the TV when it is off. This makes sense because I suspect that the Bluetooth chip ...
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My phone's touchscreen is damaged. Is it possible to control it remotely?

I have an Android 5-based smartphone that I like a lot but it's an old phone and the touchscreen is damaged. The screen works perfectly but there's no user input available. The battery was changed ...
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Control Android TV with Android phone

I have a new Kogan TV (KALED39SMTWA) that has Android 4.0.3 installed. I would like to control the Android system on the TV from my Android-based phone. I have tried the following applications. XBMC -...
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Fully control Android phone from another Android phone over the Internet

Before I write my own app, I want to know if there is an app to fully control one Android phone from another Android phone (over the Internet)? I need this so that I can remotely start apps, install ...
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Using Android phone, how to control someone's Android phone remotely for assistance?

My relative has an Android phone and I have it too. We both are thousands of miles away. She is a new smartphone user, and it is hard for her to learn the skills to use it. She needs help to turn off ...
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Operate or clone phone with broken screen

I have an Oppo with a broken screen. The Phone Link program from Microsoft is working, so I can do a few things (like controlling music play). I would like to do a few operations like pressing ...
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Control Android device from PC

I have built an Android app which is locked in landscape orientation. I want to have a live view of my mobile on my PC to make a demonstration of my app. The problem is that the screen doesn't show ...
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Control older android phone on PC [duplicate]

I have an older Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S6) that I'd like to fully control using my PC (Microsoft Surface 8 with Windows 11). It's my "spare" phone and I want to install apps on it ...
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How to restart an app on a Philips Android TV?

It happens every now and then that an app crashes on my Philips 65PUS9006 Android TV. The problem is that I haven't found a way to restart the app from the Philips TV Remote. Is there a way to ...
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How to record video from an Android phone directly to a cloud?

Perilous times... I have to be able to record/stream a video through my Android, just like anyone does to its local storage, but instead, directly to a file somewhere on the cloud. What's most ...
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Mounting a remote folder as local folder

I have spent hours researching this and unable to come up with a solution, if anyone knows of one please let me know. I am looking for a way to mount a remote folder on a server (using either WebDAV, ...
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Broken screen and touch on Acer CloudMobile S500, how to control? [duplicate]

My Acer CloudMobile S500 has a broken screen and the touch don't work anymore. After that happened, I connect it to my computer with USB, and happily USB debugging was turned on so I could get all my ...
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Is there way to remotely turn on your Android phone?

I lost my phone and tried to connect it remotely, but the device kept turning off for 2 days. It's kind of strange. So, is there any way to remotely turn on the phone? I'm not talking about remotely ...
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Answer phone calls directly from computer (Linux)

When I'm on my work computer, I'd like to connect my phone via USB and have the possibility to answer calls or initiate calls directly from my computer, using a microphone handset directly connected ...
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Receive IR signals through camera

I want to receive IR signals on my phone. The camera can see IR, but I cannot tell which button I pressed. (yes, I know that's not how it works). No app on the Play Store could help me because they ...
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How to Remote Control Android smartphone, if not in same subnet

I'd like to "Remote Control" my Android 2.3.x (Oxygen 2.3.2 ROM) from my PC. I know that there are VNC servers available (previously available via https://market.android.com/details?id=org....
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How Link to Windows (Android application) call forwarding works when Google has added so many obstacles to call recording on Android?

Today, I bumped into Microsoft's Link to Windows Android application, which supports that it has a call forwarding feature so you can make and answer calls from a Windows computer. A few days ago I ...
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Connect to emulator from another PC in LAN

I have two PCs. One runs Ubuntu and another runs Windows. Both have adb installed. I have an emulator on Ubuntu and I want to connect to it from Windows. I thought I could use adb forward but it doesn'...
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Use infrared LED of the proximity sensor as a remote control

The proximity sensor present in almost all Android phones have a infrared light and a sensor. There exists an app that use this infrared to act as IR remote control? If no, it's possible to construct ...
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MyMobiler unnable to connect to device (via WiFi)

I have a task for my company to remotely control Android devices in the whole company from PC. So I need an app which could control Android Device from PC (not vice versa). I found an app called ...
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Why have all Android TV remote apps stopped working?

As on date, nothing on play store can detect my Kogan TV running stock Android TV 9. The Google TV app is supposed to have a remote now, but it isn't shown for me. The system Android TV remote service ...
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Remotely turn on location for lost/stolen phone

My Samsung Galaxy S7 was lost or stolen tonight at an airport. I can remotely see that it is at 63% battery power, but I had the Google location turned off. How can I remotely turn on the location? (...
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How to backup an Android device?

Can anyone recommend a good way to backup Android devices? Ideally I would like to do this wirelessly and, not only backup my data, but also my user settings. Is it possible to backup an image of an ...
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How remote control/remote desktop on Android works? (e.g. TeamViewer)

I am wondering how TeamViewer for Android and simple applications work. For instance, TeamViewer claims on its webpage that they can remotely control Android devices from Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, HTC, ...
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Controlling phone and making calls remotely

I'm wondering if there's a way to connect to my phone via, say, ssh and be able to make calls and send texts remotely. Use case would be for when I'm abroad but have internet, I'd be able to contact ...
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Is there an Android (webserver) app, allowing running a limited set of scripts on the device, remotely?

I was wondering, if there is some sort of an app, or a way, to run limited number of scripts or commands on an Android device over the network. My use case is this: the device I have is inaccessible, ...
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How do I run 2 Android phones on a PC simultaneously so that DroidCam on one phone & TC games screen mirror on another phone?

I have 2 Android phones and I want to connect both of them to my PC via USB cables like this: Motorola Moto G3 5.1.1 (Lollipop) goes to the DroidCam app to use as a webcam. Samsung S4 Zoom (KitKat) ...
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How do I make an Android phone play sounds remotely?

I'm doing a Lego EV3 robot for a project. It needs to play sounds (like a soundboard app on a phone, but triggered remotely). Sadly, the speaker on the EV3 brick is too quiet for this. I got the idea ...
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Is it possible to stream computer screen to an android phone via USB?

I'm trying to figure out if its possible to use USB debugging on an android phone to view a computer screen. (Not the other way around). I've played with Chrome remote desktop, which uses wifi, and ...
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Control Android TV box via Android phones/tablets

I have a T95m Android TV box which is fantastic. I am trying to find out if there are apps I can use on another Android device and have that device act as a remote (keyboard, mouse, and touch ...
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Secure and legitimate way to get remote access to another Android phone (without root)

Let's say that I have a legitimate reason and permission of someone to do something akin to screen-mirroring (a'la VNC, desktop sharing of PCs) through remote login of their Android phone, over the ...
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My touchscreen does not work, need a way to remote control phone

My touch screen on my LG GT540 gone totally unresponsive. I would like to do some final things on the phone, before recycling it. It is a rooted, runs 2.3 cyanogenmod, has usb debug switched on. Is ...
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How can I paste the clipboard content from the Chrome remote desktop desktop (CRD) client to the computer running the CRD server that I connected to?

I use the Chrome remote desktop Android application. How can I paste the clipboard content from the Android Chrome remote desktop client to the computer running the Chrome remote desktop server that I ...
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How can I explore my Android from my computer?

I'd like to explore the content of the internal memory. I have a rooted phone with a terminal emulator which allows me to navigate through it. The problem is that it's quite hard to use (small screen, ...
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Control an Android phone remotely from the computer

I have a Nexus 4, I've had it for 2-3 years running in Cyanogenmod rooted with no problems. It fell many times but nothing bad ever really happened to it until yesterday. It fell and had a tiny crack ...

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